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These Are The Most Exciting Photos From The 2016 Iowa Caucuses

Tons of thrilling action in the Hawkeye State.

The first U.S. voters are making their voices heard Monday at the 2016 Iowa caucuses.

The process is not like a primary, where voters cast ballots for their presidential pick in a voting booth. Participation in the caucuses involves attending a public meeting. Republicans cast their votes in a secret ballot, while Democrats physically gather in different parts of a room dedicated to each candidate; the candidate's coalition needs to reach a certain threshold of voters in order for the candidate to get their votes.

See some of the best photos from the Iowa caucuses below:

Robert Montgomery reacts to caucus return numbers at the Donald Trump for President Caucus Watch Party at the Sheraton Hotel
Robert Montgomery reacts to caucus return numbers at the Donald Trump for President Caucus Watch Party at the Sheraton Hotel on Feb. 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Federico Oliphant, age 8, yawns during the Democratic party caucus in precinct 317 at Valley Church on Feb. 1, 2016 in West D
Federico Oliphant, age 8, yawns during the Democratic party caucus in precinct 317 at Valley Church on Feb. 1, 2016 in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Kim Frederick of Houston, Texas arrives for the caucus night event of Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of S
Kim Frederick of Houston, Texas arrives for the caucus night event of Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Olmsted Center at Drake University on Feb. 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Supporters watch as results are displayed on a television during the caucus night event of Democratic presidential candidate
Supporters watch as results are displayed on a television during the caucus night event of Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Olmsted Center at Drake University on Feb. 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.
A supporter arrives for the caucus night event of Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
A supporter arrives for the caucus night event of Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Olmsted Center at Drake University on Feb. 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.
People watch a television showing the Caucus return numbers at the Donald Trump for President Caucus Watch Party at the Shera
People watch a television showing the Caucus return numbers at the Donald Trump for President Caucus Watch Party at the Sheraton Hotel on Feb. 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Paper ballots for Senator Ted Cruz are dispersed during the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus in the Brody Middle School cafete
Paper ballots for Senator Ted Cruz are dispersed during the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus in the Brody Middle School cafeteria in Des Moines, Iowa on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.
A previous supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley eats a cookie as he is persuaded to support Democra
A previous supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley eats a cookie as he is persuaded to support Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders during caucus night at the State Historical Society of Iowa, on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Republican caucus looks quite different compared to the Democratic caucus. #iacaucus

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The count has started. #iacaucus #IowaCaucus #caucuspocalyspe2016

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The @hillaryclinton count. #myiowacacus #IowaCaucus #caucuspocalyspe2016 #iacaucus

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It's gettin' intense folks #iacaucus

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John Hathaway shows his hat that has been signed by all the candidates for president during a campaign event for Republican p
John Hathaway shows his hat that has been signed by all the candidates for president during a campaign event for Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday ahead of the Iowa Caucus.
A man looks up from his phone as Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) greets supporters behind him at a c
A man looks up from his phone as Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) greets supporters behind him at a campaign stop with Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) at the Hy-Vee grocery store in Waukee, Iowa, on Monday.
An image of democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sticks out of a coat pocket that hang
An image of democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sticks out of a coat pocket that hangs on a door at a campaign office Monday in Ankeny, Iowa.
Former U.S. president Bill Clinton hugs a volunteer who is working for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Cl
Former U.S. president Bill Clinton hugs a volunteer who is working for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as he visits a campaign office on her behalf Monday in Ankeny, Iowa.
A Rand Paul volunteer rings a cowbell to signify another committed voter for the Republican Kentucky senator at his Des Moine
A Rand Paul volunteer rings a cowbell to signify another committed voter for the Republican Kentucky senator at his Des Moines headquarters on Monday.
Caucus-goers sit in the Brody Middle School auditorium before casting their vote for a Republican presidential candidate ahea
Caucus-goers sit in the Brody Middle School auditorium before casting their vote for a Republican presidential candidate ahead of the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the U.S. Cellular Convention Center on
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the U.S. Cellular Convention Center on Monday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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